Railway Level Crossing would be safer now

Stats say 40% of the train accidents are due to unmanned railway crossings and no proper management of railway crossings.Railways and ISRO have decided to put and end to this.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is helping the Indian Railways use its satellite-based system to check accidents at unmanned railway crossings and track train movements on a real-time basis.

Working on a pilot project with Isro, the railways has installed space agency-developed integrated circuit (IC) chips on some train engines. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (or NaVIC) will be used to warn road users of approaching trains through hooters installed at unmanned road crossings.

Tapan Misra, director of Ahmedabad-based Space Applications Centre (SAC), confirmed that “ISRO and the Indian Railways have been working together on this pilot project since June”. Explaining the functioning of the satellite-based system, Misra said, “A hooter will be activated as soon as it gets signal from the IC chip installed on a train when its engine is at a distance of 500 metres to 4 km from the crossing. The hooter, linked to the navigation system, will thus warn road users about the approaching train. It will become louder as the train comes near the crossing and will fall silent after the train has passed.”

The SAC director said, “Under the pilot project, IC chips have been installed on five engines of trains on different routes. The testing on the satellite-based hooter system has been going on since June to check if it is reliable and can function under different climatic conditions.”

He said, “ISRO is using its constellation of seven navigation satellites (IRNSS or NaVIC) for the railway safety system as the technology, once the pilot project is over successfully, will be installed on all trains across the country in phased manner.”

Misra said, “The satellite-based system will also be used for tracking trains for disseminating information about their movement on a real-time basis.” He said, “The system will also help the railways map the area covered by trains. The technology will come in handy at the time of a railway accident when it can be used to ascertain the exact location of a train.”

The push for using the space technology for the railway safety system came after PM Narendra Modi, during a national meet on September 7, 2015, asked all central ministries and state governments to make the most of the ISRO technology to provide good governance.

Safety at unmanned level crossings is a cause for concern for the railways as these crossings witness maximum accidents. The national transporter had explored various ways to address the issue before settling for the Isro system. There are about 7,254 unmanned railway crossings in the country which account for around 40% of accidents involving the railways. There are about 18,000 manned level crossings.

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New Trains Launch – Tejas, Humsafar Trains

New Humsafar Express and Tejas Express trains:

Railways has announces to launch new Teja`s and humsafar express trains though the date of introduction to be notified later.

New Tejas Express trains :-

1. New Delhi-Chandigarh Tejas Express Train

The train between New Delhi and Chandigarh will operate six days a week except Wednesdays and comprise 12 coaches – nine AC Chair Cars, one Executive AC Chair Car and two Regenerative Cars, according to the Indian Railways.

22425 New Delhi-Chandigarh Except Wed Station 22426 Chandigarh-New Delhi Except Wed
930 New Delhi 1730
1225 Chandigarh 1435

(Train schedule as shared by the Northern Railway on its website)
The carrier said the date of introduction “will be notified later”.

2. Lucknow Junction-Anand Vihar Terminal Tejas Express Train

The train between Lucknow Junction And Anand Vihar Terminal will also operate six days a week except Thursday and comprise 11 coaches including eight AC Chair Cars and one Executive AC Chair Car.

12585 Lucknow Jn -Anand Vihar T Except Thu Station 12586 Anand Vihar T-Lucknow Jn  Except Thu
650 Lucknow Jn 2205
805 810 Kanpur Central 2030 2040

(Train schedule as shared by the Northern Railway on its website)

New Humsafar Express trains :-

3. Sealdah-Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express Train

The third among the six new trains announced by the Railways is a weekly Humsafar Express train service between Sealdah (Kolkata) and Jammu Tawi. This 18-coach Humsafar Express train will hail out of Sealdah on Monday, and from Jammu Tawi on Wednesdays, according to the Railways. The train will comprise 16 AC III Tier Cars.

22317 Sealdah-Jammu Tawi Station 22318 Jammu Tawi-Sealdah
1520 (MON) Sealdah 1745 (THU)
2340 (TUE) Jammu Tawi 0720 (WED)

(Train schedule as shared by the Northern Railway on its website)

4. Anand Vihar Terminal-Allahabad Humsafar Express Train

The new Humsafar Express train between Anand Vihar Terminal and Allahabad will operate on a tri-weekly basis. The train service will start from Anand Vihar on Mondays and from Allahabad on Wednesdays.

Anand Vihar T – Allahabad Station Allahabad – Anand Vihar T
2220 Anand Vihar T 615
610 Allahabad 2220

(Train schedule as shared by the Northern Railway on its website)

Humsafar, Tejas and Antyodaya were among the four new train projects announced by the government in the Rail Budget of financial year 2016-17, along with Uday Express.

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Source : NDTV.com

Railways to send SMS alerts for Rajdhani and Shatabdi Trains



No worries in case ,if your train get delayed .Now you can get an SMS alert for the train delays  if the delay is more than an hour from the actual schedule.

Indian railways has started this new facility which is going to help millions of travelers . Currently, the SMS alerts are messages are sent to wait-listed passengers after the confirmation of their berths i.e after the chart preparation. This new SMS facility is currently available for Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains as a trail but soon it will be extended to other trains too.

The SMS facility was developed by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the information technological arm of the Railways. In order to avail this facility, passengers are advised to mention their mobile numbers on the reservation slips, the official further said.
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Aadhaar-linked to IRCTC accounts? You can book 12 tickets a month

Railways yet again came with an innovative way to encourage passengers to link their Aadhar numbers with IRCTC account. Railways has increased the monthly cap to 12 from 6 on tickets booking on IRCTC online portal if their Aadhar number is linked to their onlince IRCTC account. However, passengers can still book upto 6 tickets without linking their Aadhar number.
Here is how you can update your Aadhar number on IRCTC portal. Go to ‘My profile’ category, select ” Aadhaar KYC” and update your Aadhaar number here. A one-time password (OTP) should be entered for verification which will be sent to the mobile number linked to Aadhaar number entered.
If passenger books more than 6, the Aadhaar number of one of the passengers should also be updated in the IRCTC account. This will also be validated via OTP. Users can store the names of verified passengers accompanying them on the ‘master list’.
This move is expected to eliminate malpractices in ticket bookings as touts and travel agents cannot create fake user IDs anymore.
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Indian Railways to generate 1 Lakh Jobs with its Solar Plant In Delhi!

Under the new leadership of Piyush Goel, Indian Railways is moving fast on their modernization drive. Piyush Goel has recently become the Railways Minister and under his leadership several interesting initiatives have been planned, which will have long-lasting impact on overall transportation industry.
With a new resolution, Indian Railways has declared that it will generate lakhs of new jobs with new investments being made. Recently, Indian Railways has taken initiative to use renewable energy setting itself as rolemodel for all other departments across India.
Railways Minister Piyush Goel has told that over a period of next 5 years a total of $150 billion, which is around 10 lakh crore, to be invested across infrastructure and engineering enterprises, and around 1 lakh jobs are expected to be generated due to this. He also added that every railway track in the country would be converted into electric line, within 4 years, which is 6-years earlier than schedule. With this single initiative Rs 10,000 crore will be saved per year in fuel cost.
In a big move towards Green Earth, Indian Railways has launched their first ever Solar Plant in New Delhi, which is expected to generate 5 megawatt peak (MWp) in the coming days. Indian Railways has planned to generate 1000 megawatt peak (MWp) of energy via Solar Power, and this first installation of Solar Plant is seen as the first step.
Indian Railways has more than 7000 railway stations as of now, and if every station installs such solar plants, then it can break every record of renewable energy, anywhere in the World. This first Solar Plant installation has been done over rooftops of Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Anand Vihar and Delhi railway stations, and is expected to generate 76.5 lakh units of solar power cumulatively per year, which will meet 30% of the overall energy needs of these stations.
This announcement was made during ‘International Conference on Green Initiatives and Railway Electrification’ in Delhi, where Minister Goyal said, “We are working in a time-bound manner to skillfully and effectively transform the Indian Railways into a world class transporter. We shall be able to accomplish 100 per cent electrification at lower prices with an incentive-cum-penalty scheme..”
In July this year, Indian Railways had launched their first solar powered train, DEMU (Diesel Electrical Multiple Unit) train from the Safdarjung railway station in Delhi. It runs between Sarai Rohilla in Delhi to Farukh Nagar in Haryana. This train has 16 solar panels, each producing 300 Wp, across 6 coaches. The entire electrical need of the coaches, which includes lights, fans and information display system, will be met by the energy produced by solar panels fitted atop the coaches of the DEMU (diesel electric multiple unit) train.Govt. of India has already allocated Rs 8000 crore for installing solar plants across 7000+ railway stations. Let’s hope for a Green India soon.
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Tejas Express food poisoning

 At least 26 people of Mumbai-bound Tejas Express from Goa were taken ill after consuming food served by the railways’ catering wing. Passengers were admitted to a hospital after they complained of uneasiness and nausea after having breakfast served on the train.
Post the incident, The Indian Railways’ conducted an inquiry. The internal inquiry report has concluded that the food quality served on-board Tejas Express was satisfactory. Also it blamed the passengers for the incident and said that the “suspected” food poisoning was triggered by two children who vomited inside the train coach floor that “vitiated the air quality and triggered uneasiness” among all other passengers.

However, the Railway Ministry had issued a showcause notice for termination of contract to caterer JK Ghosh, which was responsible for providing food on-board Tejas Express.

Be cautious with what you eat on trains as it can be harmful for your health.


Railways to Spend Rs 1000 Crore Every Month to Fix Their Tracks

Train derailments dominated the news in the recent past. After a spate of fatal incidences Piyush Goyal, railway minister, has orders for 3600 km of tracks to be renewed – an 80 percent jump. Earlier, 2000 km of rails were renewed annually.
The Indian Railways will spend Rs 1,000 crore a month for the next six months to replace old and out-of-date tracks with new ones, an exercise aimed at reducing train derailments. Goyal has also instructed the Rail Board to meet every Wednesday to review the safety parameters of all the rail zones. The railways have also decided to work out a new timetable for trains so that there is enough time available for the maintenance of tracks and signalling.
The Standing Committee on Railways, while examining safety and security, said many accidents are due to lapses on the part of the employees. Carelessness, poor maintenance work, short-cuts and not following safety rules have cost many lives. Hence to avoid such incidents, entertainment apps like YouTube and messaging app WhatsApp are banned during work hours.
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Old train coaches to be converted into homeless shelters

To provide home for homeless, Indian government plans to convert old railway coaches into shelters for the homeless. They plan to complete this before winter starts as a step to avoid bad circumstances then. “The main issue to building shelters in the cities is the lack of land. We are looking into possible solutions; this is a temporary solution until then”, an official stated. The government this month asked states to consider fitting electricity and sewerage connections in old passenger coaches, and installing them across the areas in the city where shelters are needed.
     The urban homeless population in India has rose by a fifth over last decade, as thousands of people migrated from villages to towns and cities in search of better living. Every year, hundreds of people die from exposure to the cold or heat on pavements and station platforms.
      In 2010, The Supreme Court had ordered to provide one homeless shelter for every 100,000 people in 62 cities, with facilities including drinking water, subsidised meals, beds and lockers. But only few states have implemented this. Hence last year, the Supreme Court banged the government for failing to provide shelters, despite availability of funds.
A panel appointed by the Supreme Court said money alloted for shelters was being diverted for other purposes resulting in the homeless continuing to live on the streets. “Funding is not a problem anywhere, but homelessness is not a priority for states,” Kailash Gambhir, a former judge who headed the panel, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “Land is an issue, and officials are also afraid that more migrant workers will come if there are more shelters. We had made several suggestions, including charging a nominal rent, but states are not following through,” he said.
India has committed to provide shelter for all by 2022 by creating 20 million new units. But the slow pace of implementation is leaving thousands homeless as during this process slum dwellers are evicted.
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Don’t let this long weekend go in vain: Plan a perfect gateway

Even though 2017 has been full of long weekends, many of us couldn’t utilize them to the fullest. Don’t be sad, here you got one more chance to make use of it. Following are the details of the coming weekend.

Oct 14Saturday: Weekend

Oct 15SundayWeekend

Oct 16Monday: Take an off

Oct 17Tuesday: Take an off

Oct 18Wednesday: Diwali

Oct 19Thursday: Diwali

Oct 20Friday: Bhaidooj/take an off

Oct 21SaturdayWeekend

Oct 22SundayWeekend

In India, we celebrate many festivals and Diwali has got its own prominence across the country. Diwali is celebrated by lighting diyas, bursting crackers, praying Goddess Lakshmi and by presenting loved ones with gifts and sweets.  In a country as large as India, like all other festivals Diwali is also celebrated in numerous ways – for a few it is a New Year, while for businessman it is starting of their financial year and a few perform Kali Puja. So this Diwali along with long weekend try to experience the festival in a way you haven’t experienced it before. Here are some of the places to check out this Diwali:

  1. Trip to Pushkar:  October serves as the best time to visit Pushkar, the Hindu pilgrimage centre in the state of Rajasthan. You can also visit Udaipur and the pink city Jaipur to experience grandeur of palaces in lights and fireworks.
  2. Plan for a camp and experience the scared Ganga Aarti and fireworks on the banks of Ganga  in Varanasi.
  3. Indulge yourself in the lights of Golden Temple in Amritsar.
  4.    Get yourself away from all the busy streets of cites and experience bonfire and a rustic Diwali in Purshwadi, a small village located on a hill along the Mumbai-Nasik highway. Families in this little hamlet light a bonfire on Diwali night and cook local food and sing traditional songs.

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This Is How A Passenger Punched & Smashed An LCD Screen In Tejas Express As It Wasn’t Working

Remember the Tejas Express Vandalism happened a few days back, Yes we remember. Hailed by the Central Railways as the ‘aeroplane moving on the ground’, Tejas Express has been quite a part of news even before its commencement for various reasons like magnanimous speed and the super-luxurious amnesties like LED screens, coffee vending machines, CC TV cameras and beautiful exteriors. Capable of running at a whopping speed of 200 KMPH, the train covers the 552-km Mumbai-Goa journey within nine hours. The cost of a single seat on this 992 seat train ranges between 1185 to 2740, making this a pure-luxury product for a common Indian. The train and its way of introduction into the market seemed all cool and definitely seemed like a promise of the new era of Indian trains & tourism. But things haven’t gone really well after the launch. There are Couple of things which shouldn’t been happened.

And yet Again we happen to see the same Mishap due to passengers  anger, According to the news Reported by  Mumbai Mirror  Vandalism took place when the group of youth Noticed that the L.C.D  ‘s in the Train are not properly Functioning, from which they started damaging the L.C.D and other major equipment

It is an appreciable step from the Government’s side to have introduced a train like Tejas which could be a game changer for tourism in India,   All we as the beloved citizens of India can offer back is some sense of responsibility – maybe By Complaining to the authorities through any of the medium available 

you Complaint to Indianrailways  by the following ways

  1.  You can Lodge a complaint using –  http://www.coms.indianrailways.gov.in/criscm/cmsHome.html   which is web- portal for Lodging railway complaints.
  2. The passengers can also SMS their complaints on mobile number +91-9717630982, where senior railway officials will take necessary action on the issue in  36 hours.
  3. The passengers can also use their Smartphone to Register a complaint from the Official railway app – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cris.org or you can tweet to https://twitter.com/sureshpprabhu , https://twitter.com/RailMinIndia
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